MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

RDR Books Files Notice of Appeal

Posted by: Kristin
November 11, 2008, 04:08 PM

As we reported in September, Judge Robert Patterson ruled in favor of J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers in the copyright case against RDR Books, publisher of the book version of the Harry Potter Lexicon website. RDR Books has now officially filed a notice of appeal. An actual appeal will follow.

Past Leaky coverage of the trial can be found here.

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent News News


Kiwi Mc I

Well best of luck to them but personally now I think is the time to just give up

Posted by Kiwi Mc I on November 11, 2008, 04:19 PM report to moderator

Not this issue again…
I honestly think there is no point in RDR trying again.

Posted by Sylvie on November 11, 2008, 04:31 PM report to moderator

you’re. joking. give. it. up.

on a different note: Thank you leaky for making the comments go up faster!

Posted by givemesomeTLC on November 11, 2008, 04:33 PM report to moderator

for a second i thought you said the judge was Robert Pattinson. i was like WTF ? but its patterson , heh.

Posted by Rica on November 11, 2008, 04:38 PM report to moderator

It is time for them to give up, they couldn’t win the case the first time and they won’t win it this time.

Posted by 10thWeasley on November 11, 2008, 04:38 PM report to moderator

RDR needs to give it up.

Posted by matt on November 11, 2008, 04:42 PM report to moderator
Mr. Blood

And here we go again . . .

I don’t understand what RDR hopes to gain at this point unless they are seeking damages for lost sales (which they won’t win.)

Posted by Mr. Blood on November 11, 2008, 04:57 PM report to moderator

not much fun for either side, that case. wish they wouldn’t file appeal. they’ll lose! i wonder what SVA thinks of it…

Posted by emmy on November 11, 2008, 05:15 PM report to moderator

A minor nit, they actually filed a notice of appeal, the actual appeal comes later.

Posted by cbm on November 11, 2008, 05:18 PM report to moderator
Crown Victoria

Oh please. Give me a break. Do we need to spell iy out for them
:N-O C-H-A-N-C-E

Posted by Crown Victoria on November 11, 2008, 05:25 PM report to moderator

RDR could win on appeal if they can point to a legal flaw in the judge’s reasoning which means they should have won the court case. It might also be a bargaining ploy and to allow more negotiating time if discussions are still going on. I don’t think there is any obligation on them to submit the appeal they have now given notice of.

Posted by roonwit on November 11, 2008, 05:41 PM report to moderator

argh, take a hint, please!!
give up :\
.. im sure this is just wasting their money ..

Posted by jenn. on November 11, 2008, 05:47 PM report to moderator

RDR is appealing because they are being represented by a organization which has vocally made its goal clear of taking rights away from authors. that is what the Stanford fair use projects goal is. they belive it is wrong for a author to own their creation, and that fair use needs to be expanded to allow people like RDR books to profit off exploting the hard work of others.

Posted by Elder_Swear on November 11, 2008, 06:03 PM report to moderator




Posted by Briana on November 11, 2008, 06:29 PM report to moderator

Why waste your and jkrs money and time on this… you wont win…

Posted by Jesse on November 11, 2008, 06:55 PM report to moderator
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Aug. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!

Guess That Book

As Harry was helping himself to roast potatoes, the doors of the Great Hall opened again. It was Professor Trelawney, gliding toward them as though on wheels. She had put on a green sequined dress in honor of the occasion, making her look more than ever l

Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!